This summer Oakland’s waterfront will serve as a screening room for a series of aquatic-themed films – all offered to the public. Every other Thursday night from July to August, Jack London Square will present a different movie with a water theme. Jack London Square restaurants will feature dinner specials and a pass from any one of them will welcome you to prime movie seating. Movie-goers will be able to purchase an array of delicious treats from local vendors. To complement the water theme, Jack London Square is partnering with local swimming and boating organizations each week of the series. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and stadium seats. The films begin at sundown but the fun starts at 7:30 when local magazine The Oakbook hosts Homegrown Trivia – a chance to answer questions about Oakland and win prizes. Submit a question of your own by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Lawn across from the new Jack London Market building, Jack London Square, Oakland
Movies begin at sundown but the fun starts at 7:30
July 9 – Dead Calm
In this classic thriller, a killer kidnaps and seduces a young woman after leaving her husband to die on the vessel whose crew he’s just murdered.
July 23 – It Came from Beneath the Sea
The Bay Area serves as the backdrop of this kitschy 1955 romp in which a giant stop-motion-animated octopus attacks San Francisco. A pair of scientists and a nuclear sub captain try to stop it before it tears down the Golden Gate Bridge.
August 6 – Big Fish
Director Tim Burton’s whimsical 2003 film is the story of a son trying to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself.
August 20 – Splash
A man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him drom drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who or what she is. From the first laugh you’llo be hooked. Daryl Hannah and Tom Hanks star in this 1980’s classic.